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10 May 2021
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Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises

Ion PREAŞCĂ

20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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CEC demands to revoke opposition's visuals defiling MCP

The Central Election Commission has compelled the Moldova Noastra Alliance (MNA) and the Liberal Party (LP) to revoke their electoral visuals defaming the ruling Moldovan Communist Party (MCP), following the persistent request lodged by Sergiu Sirbu, the MCP spokesman at the CEC.
INFOTAG, 11 March 2009, 18:22

Chisinau, March 11 ( INFOTAG ). Sirbu claimed the MNA spiel says that the 8 years of the Communist rule were "years of poverty, lying and stealing", and demonstrates archive movies featuring the coming of Soviet tanks to Bessarabia during the Second World War, Stalinist deportations of the Moldovans to Siberia.

Sergiu Sirbu stated such parallels and comparisons are impermissible, for they are blackening the Moldovan Communist Party's image in public eyes.

MNA spokesman at the CEC Nicolae Railean stated that he saw nothing defaming the MCP, and that everything what the MNA visual demonstrates is a pure truth. And LP representative Victor Morgoci said the Liberal Party's promo proceeds from the party's convictions. However, the CEC perceived the ruling party's position as grounded.

The Liberals stated they would challenge the CEC decision with the Chisinau Appeals Chamber.

MCP CLAIMS OPPONENTS USE UNDECLARED FUNDS

Chisinau, March 11 ( INFOTAG ). The Moldovan Communist Party has accused its main electoral rivals - the Moldova Noastra Alliance, the Democratic Party, the Liberal Party, and the Liberal Democratic Party - of using undeclared financial means in their electioneering.

Accordingly, the MCP has filed with the Central Election Commission an inquiry demanding to scrutinize this and take legal measures - up to expelling the said parliamentary contenders from the electoral marathon.

MCP representative at the CEC Sergiu Sirbu stated to journalists today he had carefully examined the parties' financial statements and revealed undeclared means being used, in particular, for broadcasting electoral promos on television and radio.

He said, "This is a serious violation of the Electoral Code, so I have demanded that the CEC apply appropriate sanctions".

Also, the MCP demanded from the National Tax Inspectorate to carefully examine how correctly the above-mentioned parties are using funding in their campaigning.



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